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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: YORYM-C4F291
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete though very worn copper-alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date, c.2150 - 1500 BC. The axehead is sub-trapezoidal with a curved blade tapering to a rounded cutting edge. The axehead is extremely worn and undecorated. No signs of ridges or flanges are present indicating that this is an early flat axe. The metal has a heavily corroded dark green patina. The axehead is 66.3mm long, 28.6mm tapering to 19.8mm wide, 8.2mm thick and weighs 63g.
Created on: Friday 3rd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-1F796B
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of Bronze Age date, c.1600 - 800 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of translucent mid-grey flint which is bifacially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. One barb is broken. Possibly Sutton B type. The arrowhead is 25.1mm long, 18.7mm wide, 3.1mm thick and weighs 1g.
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hutton Buscel', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F3F1C5
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of Bronze Age date, c.1600 - 800 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of translucent mid-grey flin which is bifacially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. One barb is broken. Possibly Sutton B type. The arrowhead is 23.8mm long, 18.9mm wide, 3.6mm thick and weighs 1.3g.
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-F31DD4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800 BC. The implement is a scraper which is ovate in plan and section. The ventral surface is irregular. The dorsal surface displays irregular removals with semi-abrupt, long and parallel retouch along the distal edge. The flint is a mid-grey colour. The implement is 52.4mm long, 44.2mm wide, 9.3mm thick and weighs 28.6g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than other artefact types. They had many different functions as they were very useful to…
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-E1835A
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete tough worn copper-alloy chisel of middle to late Bronze Age, c. 1800 - 750 BC. The chisel is rectangular in both plan and section with a slightly pointed ovate profile and slight raised flanges to the butt end. The metal has a dark green patina with slight pitting to the surface and is worn. The object is 82.2mm long, 14.9mm wide, 7.1mm thick and weighs 40.6g.
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-A68F4C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy leaf-shaped peg-hole spearhead of late middle to late Bronze Age date, 1200-750 BC. Ehrenburg 1977 Class V; Penard - Ewart phase; Needham Period 6 - 7. The spearhead comprises a leaf shaped blade with chamfered edges and a conical socket with two circular peg holes; one to either side of the socket which are positioned in line with the blade. The edges of the blade are worn. Slight casting flashes are visible from the point at which the blade meets the socket to the mouth of the socket. The object measures 90.5mm in length, 25.8mm in maximum width. The so…
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th July 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-564F27
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy spearhead of middle Bronze Age date, c. 1500 - 1000 BC. Only the tip of the spear remains which is triangular in plan and lozenge in section. The very tip has been lost to old worn breaks and a deep socket is present (18.9mm). An insufficient portion of the spear remains to prove diagnostic, therefore a specific type cannot be attributed. The metal has a mid-green patina and is pitted and worn. The spear is 37.6mm long, 12.7mm wide, 9.2mm thick and weighs 8.9g.
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-1AAAE5
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy spearhead of middle Bronze Age date, c. 1500 - 1000 BC. Only the tip of the spear remains which is triangular in plan and lozenge in section with mid-ribs. No socket is present. An insufficient portion of the spear remains to prove diagnostic, therefore a specific type cannot be attributed. The metal has a mid-green patina and is pitted and worn. The spear is 38.7mm long, 15.3mm wide, 10.5mm thick and weighs 12.7g.
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-DDBFB8
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy spearhead of middle Bronze Age date, c. 1500 - 1000 BC. Only the tip of the spear remains which is triangular in plan and lozenge in section with mid-ribs. The remaining socket is filled with organic material as a result of its deposition. An insufficient portion of the spear remains to prove diagnostic, therefore a specific type cannot be attributed. The metal has a dark grey/green patina and is worn. The spear is 27.5mm long, 16.7mm wide, 9.9mm thick and weighs 6.4g.
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th February 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-5F218E
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped lithic arrowhead of early Bronze Age date, c.2000 - 1500 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of translucent mid-grey flint. It is triangular in plan with two notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. Both bards are broken. The surface has been invasively retouched on both sides. Possibly Sutton B type. The arrowhead is 22.5mm long, 18.3mm wide, 4.8mm thick and weighs 1.7g.
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F00E3D
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy chisel of middle to late Bronze Age date, c.1500 - 800 BC. The object is sub-triangular in plan with a tapering rectangular section from the tang to the blade. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The object is 40.1mm long, 21.2mm to 3.4mm wide, 5.7mm thick and weighs 12.8g. A similar object has been recorded on the PAS database as BH-C14B11.
Created on: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th December 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-C26951
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date, c.2150 - 1500 BC. The axehead is sub-trapezoidal with a curved blade tapering to a rounded cutting edge. The axehead is extremely worn and undecorated. No signs of ridges or flanges are present indicating that this is an early flat axe. The metal has a heavily corroded mid-green patina with much of the orignal surface being lost. The axehead is 131.2mm long, 72.8mm tapering to 33.8mm wide, 13.2mm thick and weighs 460g.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-0BC762
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800 BC. The implement is a crude scraper formed from natural flake which is ovate in shape and section. The ventral and dorsal surfaces are irregular. Abrupt, short and parallel retouch is present along the distal edge. The flint is a dark black colour. The implement is 43.8mm long, 39.4mm wide, 13.1mm thick and weighs 24.9g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than other artefact types. They had many different functions as they were very …
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-0B7F8C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800 BC. The implement is a crude scraper formed from natural flake which is ovate in shape and D-shaped in section. The ventral surface is fairly smooth. The dorsal surface is irregular with covering cortex. Abrupt, short and parallel retouch along the distal edge forms the scraping surface. The flint is a burnt orange colour. The implement is 58.1mm long, 45.1mm wide, 19.2mm thick and weighs 57.4g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-6DC25D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800 BC. The implement is a crude scraper formed from natural flake which is ovate in shape and section. The ventral surface is irregular. The dorsal surface displays irregular removals with abrupt, short and parallel retouch along the distal edge and into the sides forming the scraping surface. The flint is a mid-grey colour. The implement is 44.3mm long, 38.7mm wide, 8.6mm thick and weighs 16.8g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less chronologically distinctive than o…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-6D3C04
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800 BC. The implement is a crude scraper formed from natural flake which is ovate in shape and section. The ventral surface is irregular displaying none of the usual features of a struck flake. The dorsal surface displays irregular removals with three small areas of cortex remaining. Abrupt, short and stepped retouch is present along the distal edge forming the scraping surface. The flint is a mid-grey colour. The implement is 51.7mm long, 38.4mm wide, 11.7mm thick and weighs 22.8g. Scrapers are fairly ubi…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-6CB843
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of late Bronze Age date, circa 1000 - 800BC. The implement is a crude scraper formed from a hard hammered secondary flake which is sub-ovate with a D-shaped section. The ventral surface is smooth displaying a striking platform and bulb of percussion with conchiodal fracture. The dorsal surface is irregular with a long flake having been removed from the left side. A large patch of cortex remains to the right side. Abrupt short, sub-parallel retouch is present along the distal edge and into the right side to form the scraping edge. The flint is a m…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-AFF4DB
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy spearhead of middle Bronze Age date, c. 1500 - 1300 BC. Only the tip of the spear remains which is triangular in plan and lozenge in section with mid-ribs. The tip of the hollow socket can be seen and is approximately 10.1mm in depth. An insufficient portion of the spear remains to prove diagnostic, therefore a specific type cannot be attributed. The metal gas a mid-green patina and is worn. The spear is 32.1mm long, 15mm wide, 6.9mm thick and weighs 7.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-D2333A
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Object type and material: Late Bronze Age hoard Date of discovery: 28th March (excavated 29th of March) Circumstance of discovery: This is the second of two hoards of Late Bronze Age date discovered by the finder whilst searching an arable field with a metal detector. This second hoard ('Driffield Hoard II') consists of 158 (fragments of) bronze socketed axes and ingot fragments (including two nearly complete plano-convex ingots). The finder reported it to the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Hoard was recorded and lifted by PAS staff (Dr Leahy, a National Advisor for the Portabl…
Created on: Thursday 31st March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-D028FE
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE : 2016 T239. Driffield Area Hoard I = 14 socketed axes, 13 bronze ingots. Report for HM Coroner on potential Treasure Case 2016 T239 ('Driffield Hoard I') from Yorkshire Finder: Object type and material: Late Bronze Age hoard Date of discovery: 23rd March Circumstance of discovery: This is the first of two hoards of Late Bronze Age date discovered by the finder whilst searching an arable field with a metal detector. This hoard ('Driffield Hoard I') consists of 14 bronze socketed axes and 13 ingot fragments. The finder reported the discovery to the Portable Antiq…
Created on: Thursday 31st March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Driffield Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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